Lower Primary Teacher - Mareeba State School

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 11 Jun, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

TIME FOR A TREE CHANGE Mareeba State School looks forward to welcoming an enthusiastic, talented and passionate Lower Primary teacher to our team for the remainder of the 2021 school year. With everything you need at your fingertips and fun weekend adventures on your doorstep, this a fantastic opportunity to experience a taste of teaching in a rural community school – Apply Now!

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ375791/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Job duration July 2021 to 10 December - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Hannah Simpson
Contact details 07 40928100

Mareeba State School looks forward to welcoming a vibrant and enthusiastic Lower Primary teacher to our school community for the remainder of the 2021 school year.

Welcome to Mareeba State School
We enjoy an excellent track record in personalizing learning and making a difference for each and every one of our students from Prep to Year Six. We believe every student can succeed and our programs are tailored to provide a differentiated approach, maximizing achievement and ensuring every student has the opportunity to reach their potential.

We maintain a clear focus on building the literacy and numeracy capabilities of all students through a commitment to explicit teaching and rigorous monitoring of student achievement. We offer well developed systems to support and extend student achievement both in and outside of the classroom. Our team regularly undertakes professional development to maintain the currency of their practice, and our school frequently hosts visits from teaching staff from across the region and state, eager to watch best practice in action.

Our school is very well resourced and every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard to guarantee access to the latest and best curriculum materials. Access to iPads and technology across the school ensures our students are well prepared for the future. We offer an extensive list of lunchtime activities including Art and Chess Clubs, Opti-Minds and organised sport. In addition, students have access to significant after-school sporting opportunities and before-school homework and reading Learning Cafes. Our excellent Music and Instrumental Music programs provide opportunities for students to showcase their talents.

Explore our website to learn more about Mareeba State School.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in the Atherton Tablelands Region
Just 90 minutes from Cairns by car, you'll find yourself in the stunning Atherton Tablelands Region. Watch the scenery change as you climb “up the hill”, be sure to keep an eye out for local landmarks painted on the granite boulders as you pass. Take the time to pause at one of many spectacular lookouts and take in the amazing landscape below – it is a truly incredible sight.

The tablelands area is incredibly unique with stunning rainforest, volcanic formations, crater lakes and views across rolling pastures to Mt Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland. It is also home to an amazing array of local produce, with plenty of opportunities to sample everything from chocolates and cheese to wines and the most delicious macadamia nuts you'll ever taste! You can pop into popular Mungalli Creek Dairy and learn about their milk production, or sit down to a high tea and daydream as you lose yourself in the beauty of the landscape.

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum one page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

**The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found**


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Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021